Research Studies

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In collaboration with Dr. Lizabeth Roemer, our team is currently recruiting participants for an online study on stress, coping, and resilience. The Black American Resilience, Coping, and Stress Study (BARCS) takes about 15-60 minutes to complete. To be eligible for this study, you must be at least 18 years old and identify as black, this includes people who are multiracial Black, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Cape Verdean, and African American. Participants will have the opportunity to enter a raffle for a $50 Visa Gift Card.

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We are collaborating with Dr. Jessica Graham at Salem State University on the Black American Therapy Experiences Study (BATES) to better understand Blacks’ experiences in therapy. The study consists of a 90-minute in-person interview. We are currently recruiting participants! If you are a Black adult (including people with African American, Afro-Caribbean, African, Afro-Latin@, and Afro-Brazilian ancestry) living in the greater Boston area and have gone to at least one session of therapy, you may be eligible for our study. Please follow the link below for a brief pre-screener to see if you are eligible.

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We recently finished collecting data for the Resistance and Empowerment Against Racism (REAR) study in collaboration with Dr. Karen Suyemoto at UMass Boston. This study looked at the impact of resistance and empowerment on the relationship between experiences of racism and mental health among people of color. We also examined factors like collective self-esteem, race-related stress, emotional response to racism, and more. We look forward to publishing results from the study very soon!